Self-care is important for overall health

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September is “Self-Care Awareness Month.”

If you’ve never had a self-care routine, now may be the time to start one.

It can be beneficial for both your physical and mental health.

Dr. Matthew Sacco, a psychologist at Cleveland Clinic, says self-care should be intentional — meaning you should make sure to set time aside in your normal routine for it.

A self-care routine also doesn’t have to be demanding or expensive. Sacco says what matters is it makes you feel good or relaxed.

Going for a walk outside if you enjoy nature, taking a bubble bath, journaling, socializing with friends or meditating, these can all be ways of practicing self-care.

It can also be something physical like working out or eating healthy.

Sacco says self-care is not about being selfish, it’s about taking some much-needed time for yourself, your health, and your overall wellness.

Learn about why Sacco says it really doesnt have to be complicated by watching the video.